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Determine Google Groups for Blanket Permissions in Google Drive

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When migrating to Google Drive, another key finding in your audit will be how folder permissions are currently grouped by users. It is likely you will be redesigning these groupings as well and will want to look for a structure to consolidate users into permission groups that allow easy and intuitive provisioning of permissions.

Ideally this permission structure will align with folder structures (i.e. accounting team is provided access to the accounting folder, but this is not always organizationally feasible). Keep in mind Google Groups are most commonly used for internal department group emailing, so Groups with specific naming conventions, designated for managing permissions in Drive, may need to be created depending on your organization’s permission requirements and use of Google Groups as mailing lists.

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